Happy New Year to all readers. Look at the calendar above and you can now see some pro races appearing with the Tour de San Luis in Argentina before the World Tour season starts with the Tour Down Under.
It’s a 2015 calendar of all the major men’s and women’s races and over the course of the year the calendar was the most viewed page. But you don’t have to come here every time you want to know what’s on, included below are instructions to download it to your smartphone or electronic diary.
All major races are listed, namely every UCI World Tour race, Women’s World Cup, the World Championships as well as all “HC” and “1” rated one day and stage races.
An iCal is a calendar file that you can store on your phone or desktop computer diary like Outlook. There are several ways to get this on to your computer or phone.
Subscribe and get automatic updates: The recommended option is to subscribe by copying the iCal URL:
- If you use MacOS/iOS copy the URL… then in the Calendar app hit cmd+alt+S (or File>New Calendar Subscription…) paste in the full URL and it will update across all your devices and updates will be processed
- iPhone/iPad users should tap a finger here and wait for the pop up message and select copy. Then go to settings > mail/contacts/calendars > then “add account” > “other” > “add subscribed calendar” > paste the copied URL into the server field and follow the instructions. Think about turning off the alarm so you don’t get midnight alerts
- If you use Microsoft Outlook, copy the URL and then go to Tools > Account Settings > Internet Calendars and paste the URL to subscribe. In each case when the calendar is updated with a date change or an event is cancelled your software will upload the new data.
All these methods above are the best because any additions, deletion and amendments will automatically be pushed to your diary or device. So if a new race is added your calendar will be updated automatically, the same in the sad event of a race being scrapped.
Direct download: if you can’t do the above, you can download the iCal file for your organiser, phone, computer and other devices from here
Right-click to save the ics / iCal / iCalendar file and you can import it into your electronic diary. If you have trouble with the subscription then this is an easier option but it means you might want to download a new version a few times a year to get the latest version.
Google Calendar: If you use Google Calendar then click on the icon on the bottom-right of the calendar up at the top of the page. Note this method can work with Android phones when the iCal file might not although you might need the Google Sync calendar app.